Browns “disappointed to learn” about Josh Gordon’s DWI

The Browns said about all there is to be said about troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon after his DWI arrest this morning.

“We are aware of the matter and are disappointed to learn of the situation,” Browns general Ray Farmer said in a statement, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We will comment further at the appropriate time.”

The Browns can’t say they’re surprised, not after realizing he’d miss most if not all of this season after his latest failed drug test.

But this is a separate issue, since he was endangering others.

Gordon was stopped in Raleigh, N.C. around 3 a.m. Saturday, and charged with driving while impaired. He was jailed, but has already bonded out.

The Browns knew he couldn’t be counted on this year, and brought in free agents Andrew Hawkins, Nate Burleson and Anthony Armstrong. They had the chance to draft a star wideout such as Sammy Watkins, but passed on that opportunity.

“We have to build a football team that can win regardless of who is missing,” Farmer said in May. “I think that’s the charge that we have. That’s my job, that’s coach [Mike] Pettine’s job is to prepare this football team to win games regardless of who’s missing.”

If they ever thought they’d get Gordon back, they have to know today’s arrest makes it a little less likely.

Unless of course they were already resigned to that.

122 responses to “Browns “disappointed to learn” about Josh Gordon’s DWI

  1. All I can do is shake my head at guys like these. They have all kinds of talent but just cannot get out of their own way. Get yourself an xbox or something man. It’s just not worth going out some nights. Especially holidays when police are all over the place.

  2. Dude has issues

    I guess he must be related to Ray Rice…..right?
    It’s sad for a young man to toss a career away, but what he has done doesn’t come close to Ray Rice’s actions.

  3. joeflaccoallday says:
    Jul 5, 2014 5:36 PM
    Just sad.
    ——————
    The fact that the Browns have never won a SB is “just sad.” THIS is just pathetic!

  4. Yeah, nothing bad eve happens to the Vikings. Their former head coach wasn’t a ticket scalper. No players ever suspended for PED use. And definitely didn’t have a love boat. Model organization. Now, only if they could make the playoffs.

  5. Each star on his shirt represents a million or two that he’s gonna lose for stupidity.

  6. I just wish Jimmy Haslam hadn’t come out and said (unnecessarily) when he learned of Gordon’s latest failed drug test that it was just a “youthful indiscretion” and that he (Haslam) expected Gordon to be a Brown for a long time. Turns out that “long time” may have been all of an additional couple of months. This is a repeat of Justin Blackmon. Time to move on and begin preparing to draft a WR in the first round in 2015 and perhaps another in the 3rd round. Too bad. But such is life in Cleveland.

  7. The kid needs help. I feel sorry for him. I know that opinion won’t be popular on this board, but I wish someone could step in to help him….before it’s too late.

  8. Would a veteran influence in the locker room have made a difference? Who knows. Apparently, the coaching staff didn’t have tabs on him. It’s been proven time and again that, left to their own devices, some players are trouble-prone.

  9. Didn’t the Browns also bring in Miles Austin? I didn’t see him mentioned on the list of free agent wide receivers mentioned above.

  10. Why do anyone entertain these jerk Viking fans…their Super Bowl is having people talk about their posts…let them lie….its like a plant don’t give it water and it will DIE

  11. I wish I had a dollar for every fish PFTpoet trolls in. I’d be able to throw a bday party for Vince Young!

  12. someone said: “Thepftpoet…..denial or you’re just to young or stupid to remember the infamous Minnesota houseboat incident.”

    Neither denial nor stupid. He knows exactly what he is doing. He’s the precise definition of a troll, posting comments for the sole purpose of getting a rise out of people. He has no other interest in posting. What we need is for EVERYONE to click “Report Comment” on EVERY trolling post he makes in all of his login alter egos, EVERY TIME. Eventually the management will get the idea and ban him.

  13. Be responsible for your own actions. He made another poor decision. Stop the bleeding heart “I feel sorry for the guy.” He had control of his actions. Now he has to pay.

  14. So one day, and now I don’t see all those “hey if they were gonna suspend him for a year they would have already, something must be up” or ” its only weed he shouldn’t get more than 4 games” or “super bowl”. Dude’s a joke, and don’t give me the feel sorry for him, he could afford a cab, hell he could afford a limo.
    Owner should prolly be in prison for swindling the public, and picks J. Foosball to lead them thinking he can calm him down. And I thought Circus,Circus was in Las Vegas.

  15. Revelation123, just because no one got hurt doesn’t mean that Josh Gordon wasn’t irresponsible and reckless…

  16. It’s irresponsible and reckless to drive while tired, but we don’t jail people who do it unless they hurt someone.

    Sounds to me like the punishment doesn’t fit the crime here. He loses his livelihood and probably career over an incident where no one was hurt? Harsh. Very harsh.

  17. Dear pftpoet, where should I start? Whizzinator, love boat, there’s so many to chose from I was hoping you could help narrow it down.

  18. This is why he had to be drafted in the supplemental draft. Now the Browns have to cut him or every player on the roster will think they can do whatever they want. And it doesn’t appear that Gordon really wants to be in the NFL, anyway. He wants to get stoned and drunk.

  19. … Send him to New England … They have ALL the Answers … Aaron Hernandez ??? … Oooops

  20. Driving while tired has been scientifically proven to be just as bad as driving drunk. Look it up.

  21. gbfanforever says:
    Jul 5, 2014 6:53 PM
    Dear pftpoet, where should I start? Whizzinator, love boat, there’s so many to chose from I was hoping you could help narrow it down.

    again,……..since youre bringing up stuff from the past, remember mossy cade and james lofton?

  22. What else is new in Cleveland. Mistake at the lake is coming true. See ya after one season Johnny Pigskin.

  23. A new X-Ray of his cranium has revealed an all new series of knuckles… Ray, again, please release the man. It could save his life, he has- 0- trade value, and it’s the correct thing to do. We’re not Baltimore or San Fran…

  24. This clown is doing everything he can to get out of Cleveland. Unfortunately for him, it’s now to the point that nobody else wants him either. The headaches just aren’t worth it.

    As for the Browns… what was maybe a C-minus grade for their draft the Monday afterward, is now an F without question.

  25. Hall of fame talent…but his personal issues will never let that happen. Looks like a lifetime ban could be in the cards. Sometimes enough is enough.

  26. Master Sergeant making $65K a year with a DUI. Stripped of rank, removed from service.

    Airline pilot making $120K a year with a DUI. Decertified, boarded, and fired from the airlines.

    NFL player making $650K to $12 million a year. Strongly worded letter, sit out for one to four games.

    Do you think it’s time for the NFL to get the behavior of their players back in the box?

  27. Such a shame. Call it a cry for help if you want, the guy is just ignorant in my opinion. You can tell he was blown there so I have no sympathy. All the money in the world cannot change an addictive personality at this point it is safe to say he has just that.

  28. Alldumb Smith is getting a free pass for his vast array of criminal activity (ie bomb threats, weapons charges, DUI/crash into tree/car full of pills)…shouldn’t we wait and see how Brown’s will play out as well before calling it a bust? Or does the Comish only turn his head the other way when it comes to San Fran and their “above reproach” mentality?

  29. Change the wording, “Former NFL Player Josh Gordon”. He is done. By the time his suspensions are over, George Blanda will look like a rookie.

  30. @revelation123 you say the punishment doesn’t fit the crime? He shouldn’t lose his career or livelihood over this victimless crime?

    Insider trading is victimless too. But you still get in trouble for it. Either follow the rules or go elsewhere.

  31. The NFL should geaux ahead and suspend this guy for life…

    He’s an excellent cautionary tale for would-be athletes seeking to carry “shield”…

    Unless you own a team, don’t do what this idiot does…

  32. You’ve got to be kidding me?!?!

    I’m now officially done with this guy. He can catch a football really well, but he is clearly an idiot. He’s too stupid to realize that he is ruining his life. Sad.

  33. He got caught with some weed, and he blew .09 at 3 in the morning when the only other people on the road were the cops. We’re talking about stripping him of his career, when guys who’ve killed people only sat out a year?

    I’m sorry, the guy’s a mess, and he needs help, but let’s retain some perspective here.

  34. He shouldn’t be driving around OVER the limit at 3 in the am! Perspective? He should be begging to not be suspended for the other crap he’s done, but instead, he’s out getting in MORE trouble. Trade him if ya can Cleveland!

  35. Noel Thomas says: Jul 5, 2014 6:18 PM

    someone said: “Thepftpoet…..denial or you’re just to young or stupid to remember the infamous Minnesota houseboat incident.”

    Neither denial nor stupid. He knows exactly what he is doing. He’s the precise definition of a troll, posting comments for the sole purpose of getting a rise out of people. He has no other interest in posting. What we need is for EVERYONE to click “Report Comment” on EVERY trolling post he makes in all of his login alter egos, EVERY TIME. Eventually the management will get the idea and ban him.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thank you!

    From here on out just report comment on this guy/girl and he/she will be gone..and if it comes back again just do the same thing.

    PS: A clear cut sign that this person is a troll is you never see this person respond to anything.

  36. The Brown’s “appropriate time to comment” is going to be in court when they try to get their money back, like the Lions did with Charles Rodgers when he went Titus Young 0.9 Beta a decade ago.

  37. @coachbeck You’re the only one talking about victimless crimes. And no, insider trading isn’t victimless. Insider trading is an example where everyone is a victim but the inside trader. The inside trader does it for their own advantage over everyone else.

    The drunk driver? The only victim is typically the driver themself.

    Multiple scientific studies have demonstrated that driving tired is just as bad or worse as driving drunk. Even though both are often equally as bad, the drunk driver is the only one that gets the life destroying punishment. Meanwhile the tired driver always gets away with it unless they actually hurt someone else.

    So good luck trying to say there isn’t a double standard here that needs to be rectified.

  38. coachbeck says:
    Jul 5, 2014 8:21 PM

    @revelation123 you say the punishment doesn’t fit the crime? He shouldn’t lose his career or livelihood over this victimless crime?

    Insider trading is victimless too. But you still get in trouble for it. Either follow the rules or go elsewhere
    =============================
    Insider trading is victimless? Wouldn’t whoever buys the stock be a victim? Or am I missing something here?

  39. Sad is an understatement. How many kids pray that they get a shot just to play a down in the NFL.? Why? Sorry to hear and not a Browns fan but I feel for those who are…

  40. Just a waist of talent. Sad how some people can’t succeed even when they seem to have most of the tools, unfortunately a brain wasn’t in his tool box.

  41. Hey kids, if there is some honest advice I can give you…………..nothing good happens after midnight. Be home, stay safe and get a good nights rest.

  42. daymn blood, how you gone go N do dis. Sall good ull b back on da field soon doin ya thang #brownsforlife

  43. In my dynasty fantasy football league..i did the unthinkable last year and traded Josh Gordon for Andre Johnson and Le Vion Bell last year ( when both were not doing well, A.J didn’t have a QB and Bell was hurt) but i had faith that Gordon would screw up…my league laughed at me..Now I look like Mel kiper…lmao. Thank you Josh Gordon for making me look smart

  44. I know I’m going to get a lot of thumbs down but oh well, People can try to help Josh Gordon but if he doesn’t want it there is nothing they can do. Maybe the best thing that can happen is that he hits rock bottom, then maybe he will realize what he threw away and get help.

  45. If he by some miracle cleans him self up, look out! Dude is a freak on the field. And I’d imagine like any other recovering addict if that is his case, he’ll need something to keep him busy. Sounds like the next Cris Carter to me. I’d like to see him turn it around. Could be an inspiring story.

  46. “Drugs and alcohol guess old habits are hard to break.”
    and so is addiction which this kid obviously seems to have.he needs treatment in a long care facility to save everything he cares about.

  47. Any other organization would have had a veteran mentor spending time with Gordon. Too bad the Brownstripes didn’t have any. Looks like another 4 and 12 season in 2014.

  48. The Browns are disappointed? What about fantasy football managers? [Tongue firmly planted in cheek]

  49. Browns chatter = who got arrested, who is our QB, what is the owner thinking today, will this head coach last?

    And they think they can win this year? Get real.

  50. yeah but Ndamukong Suh is a bad guy…and the 49ers have no discipline issues…aldon smith kicks RG3 in the nuts but he gets the benefit of the doubt…andre johnson skips OTAs but we know hes just a good person/leader…vernon davis skips OTAs but hes a good guy too

  51. To all those blaming the league for not getting him help, they do what they can without physically taking the player to a clinic for help. If you ever knew anyone who had an issue, it’s up to them when they want to get the help to quit. He apparently is not ready to accept that he has issues.

  52. Another fool that chooses to risk his future and potentially other people’s lives to save a few bucks for a cab ride

  53. Im sure we’ve all heard of grumpy unhappy players or players wanting out of a team by trade but we’ve never heard of a player that begged his employer to just fire him. “Get rid of me please, I dont want your money. Fire me please”!!Says Gordon
    Oh my, only in Cleveland. Only in the Cleveland Clown circus.
    Sign of another worst or I guess another “normal” Browns season

  54. But for bad decisions in the draft, the Browns could have Julio Jones and Sammy Watkins on their roster right now.

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